Get Cinematic with 'Looper,' 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' 'Hotel Transylvania' and More in This Week's Film Roundup
Published Sep 28, 2012There are loads of new films hitting theatres this week, and since there are so many great movies, you'd be wise to go to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to read about them all. But first, here are a few highlights below.
Looper (pictured) hits theatres this week, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. The film involves a specialized assassin called a looper (Gordon-Levitt) who is sent back in time to take out targets in the past, thus erasing them from the future — at least until he is assigned to kill his future self.
Next, based on the immensely popular novel originally publish in 1999, author Steven Chbosky has brought The Perks of Being a Wallflower to the big screen. This film is the story of a smart but very introverted high school freshmen named Charlie, played by Logan Lerman, who attempts to adjust to life in high school and find a place where he fits in.
The new animated feature Hotel Transylvania comes out in theatres this week as well. This film focuses on Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, as an over-protective father who doesn't want to let his century-old daughter out into the human world. Also, Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon star in the drug- and adultery-filled '90s throwback thriller Arbitrage about a man struggling financially in his business and at home, trying to keep his mistress and drug habit a secret.
The documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing was released in theatres this week, directed by Neil Berkeley. The doc follows Wayne White from Tennessee, an artist who has done set design for Pee-wee's Playhouse and was art director for the Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight" video, as it explores both his art and his past.
Lastly, the bizarre film Vulgaria is out, telling the story of a man who wants to make the re-make of a classic porn film, only to have studio executives tell him it must star the original actress who is now in her 60s.
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.